Donald H. Menzel

Donald H. Menzel was an American astrophysicist and astronomer.
  • The Bounds of Space and Time

    A leading, astrophysicist, DONALD H. MENZEL,Director of the Harvard Observatory, is the author of several books in the field of physics, radio propagation, and astronomy, and his book debunking flying saucers attracted wide attention. In the following paper, adapted from a lecture given at Birmingham-Southern College, Dr. Menzel discusses the current theories about the end of the world and then draws his own picture of the future.

  • Other Worlds Than Ours

    β€œIf the life of our solar system,” writes DONALD H. MENZEL, Director of the Harvard Observatory, β€œis to be limited by chance collision with a wandering star, the earth is likely to live to a ripe old age.” A leading astrophysicist, Dr. Menzel is the author of several books in the field of physics, radio propagation, and astronomy, and his book debunking flying saucers attracted wide attention. In the following paper, remarkable for the clarity of its elucidation, Dr. Menzel proposes a new theory about the origin of our solar system.

  • The Astronomer's Stake in Outer Space

    An astronomer who has been Director of the Harvard Observatory since 1952, Donald H. Menzel is a specialist in astrophysics and the author of a number of books for both scientists and laymen. He predicts that man will be commuting to Mars within the decade, and he tells us in this article about some of the arrangements that must first be made.